WWW Wednesday | September 8, 2021

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and the purpose is to share what I’ve been reading most recently.
The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What are you going to read next?

Recently read

All These Bodies – Kendare Blake (ARC)

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation.

Summer 1958 – a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes – even in their beds – their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere.

September 19 – the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.

Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation, when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to.

As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?

Currently reading

Dark Rise (Dark Rise #1) – C. S. Pacat (ARC)

The ancient world of magic is no more. Its heroes are dead, its halls are ruins, and its great battles between Light and Dark are forgotten. Only the Stewards remember, and they keep their centuries-long vigil, sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns.

Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. When an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, Will is ushered into a world of magic, where he must train to play a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark.

As London is threatened by the Dark King’s return, the reborn heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war begin to draw battle lines. But as the young descendants of Light and Dark step into their destined roles, old allegiances, old enmities and old flames are awakened. Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own.

Up next

This Is Why We Lie – Gabriella Lepore (ARC)

Everyone in Gardiners Bay has a secret.

When Jenna Dallas and Adam Cole find Colleen O’Dell’s body floating off the shore of their coastal town, the community of Gardiners Bay is shaken. But even more shocking is the fact that her drowning was no accident.

Once Jenna’s best friend becomes a key suspect, Jenna starts to look for answers on her own. As she uncovers scandals inside Preston Prep School leading back to Rookwood reform school, she knows she needs Adam on her side.

As a student at Rookwood, Adam is used to getting judgmental looks, but now his friends are being investigated by the police. Adam will do whatever he can to keep them safe, even if that means trusting Jenna.

As lies unravel, the truth starts to blur. Only one thing is certain: somebody must take the fall.

Just a quick update: yes, my review for Iron Widow was supposed to go up yesterday, but it was such an amazing read and kind of an intense one so I held it back for another edit or two to make sure I do it justice. Review should be up soon!

What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments below!

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | September 8, 2021

  1. Hasini @ Bibliosini September 8, 2021 / 1:05 am

    So excited that you’re reading Dark Rise! I’ve been seeing fanart of the book everywhere on Bookstagram and it’s killing me! I plan on reading it soon if possible too!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Raji (@journeyintofantasy) September 12, 2021 / 8:59 pm

      Hopefully it won’t be too long a wait for you! This was one of those fantasy novels that had a really authentic feel to it in my opinion, and those have been pretty few recently. Hope you enjoy it!

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  2. frayedbooks September 8, 2021 / 11:04 am

    Dark Rise sounds really good! I keep seeing this book around and I have to pick it up for myself!

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